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Special Needs & Learning Disabilities

How to Pull Back and Let Your Kids Struggle

“I can do it Mom!!!” she says confidently as she takes the knife and starts digging into the peanut butter jar.  Trying to pull it out, the knife flicks up, and I duck as a chunk of peanut butter flies past me.  “Oops!  Sorry, Mom.” “That’s okay sweetheart,” I smile back at her. Getting the toast... Read more »

No One Puts Baby in the Corner

Our six-year-old son kicked a girl in his summer school class last week. One of the teachers was trying to figure out with me what might have happened. She offered a theory, “I know boys are big on super hero characters. I wonder if sometimes they play out those behaviors they are seeing?” As she was talking... Read more »

How Special Education Works: Does Your Child Qualify for It?

In every classroom in America, there are students who receive special education services. Most students deal with issues such as AD/HD, learning disabilities or autism. It really is another kind of diversity. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 12.8 percent of the nation’s K-12 students had disabilities in 2008-09. Most only get one or... Read more »